Morocco supports the EU Coronavirus Global Response

Morocco is the largest single African contributor to support the global response to the Coronavirus, launched by the European Commission.

The Kingdom, which has contributed with 3 million euros, is one of the fifteen countries supporting the donation campaign launched by the European Commission as part of the global response to the coronavirus which aims to ensure universal access to affordable vaccines, treatments and tests.

This campaign, organized in collaboration with international organization "Global Citizen" under the theme "Global Goal: United For Our Future", will be crowned within a global summit of donors on June 27th.

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen thanked the Kingdom for this big contribution by tweeting "Shukran (thank you) to our Moroccan friends for your contribution against the Coronavirus".

Morocco, under the Leadership of His Majesty King Mohamed VI, is fully committed to supporting and encouraging research to contribute to facing the pandemic and overcoming the Coronavirus”, a release of the European Commission in this context quoted Moroccan Junior Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Driss Ouaouicha.

More than ever before, decision makers today are guided by research findings and recommendations,” the Moroccan official said, noting that “the EU Coronavirus Global Response is praiseworthy; it provides a framework not only for Europeans, but also for other willing participants from Africa and elsewhere to come together, work together, and ultimately bring people’s lives, the world over, back to the next normal.”